Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen 

PUZZLED PARIAHS

New York Times, Sunday, December 31, 1978

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 741 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 159, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 18, XRef: 1, Spans: 4
Frances Hansen has 78 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Cicero's waters : AQUAE
6. Conform : ADAPT
11. Kind of car or stitch : CABLE
16. Nile bird : IBIS
20. Mandalay locale : BURMA
21. Fog or mist : VAPOR
22. G sharp : AFLAT
23. "Mack the Knife" singer : DARIN
25. Laughter, in Latium : RISUS
26. Widened at the top : EVASE
27. Nottingham's river : TRENT
28. Chemical suffix : OLIDE
29. Start of a verse : ALASTOMISSTHEANNUALBALL
33. Lyon lass: Abbr. : MLLE
34. Waste maker : HASTE
35. Oneness : UNITY
36. A Barrymore : LIONEL
37. Heather's home : MOOR
39. Slender nail : BRAD
40. One of the Chases : ILKA
41. "Abou Ben ___" : ADHEM
44. Trochee's opposite : IAMBUS
48. Alamo hero : BOWIE
50. Airship, for short : ZEP
53. More of the verse : NOONEHASSENTUSABIDATALL
58. "And we ___ home till morning" : WONTGO
59. N.C.O.'s : SGTS
60. Al from N.Y.C. : PACINO
61. O.W.I. successor : USIA
62. Nitrogenous: Comb. form : AZA
63. More qualified : ABLER
65. Buddhist on cloud nine : ARHAT
66. Humming with activity : ABUZZ
67. Millstone bar : RYND
69. Sometimes it's sinister : BAR
70. Smirch : BESOIL
72. Memory lapse : AMNESIA
74. More of the verse : ISITTHINKABLEDEAR
78. Province of eastern Cuba : ORIENTE
81. City in western France : ANGERS
82. A famous Dean, for short : DIZ
83. Coarse hominy : SAMP
87. Full of zest : ZIPPY
88. Loosened a knot : UNDID
89. Dancer Gaynor : MITZI
91. Jumble : PIE
92. Egyptian month : APAP
93. A son of Odin: Var. : BALDUR
95. Absalom's slayer : JOAB
97. Donny or Marie : OSMOND
99. More of the verse : WEWEREBUMPTIOUSLASTYEAR
103. Miller or Sheridan : ANN
104. Licorice-liqueur plant : ANISE
105. Pleased : SUITED
106. One kind of path : OSTEO
107. Miss Adams : EDIE
108. Equipment : GEAR
110. Debatable : MOOT
112. Sartre play : NOEXIT
115. "The Destroyer," to Hindus : SHIVA
117. Grayish-brown : SEPIA
120. "Dies ___" : IRAE
124. End of the verse : ORBESOTTEDICANNOTRECALL
128. Canine, e.g. : TOOTH
129. She's Reddy to sing : HELEN
130. Fairway gouge : DIVOT
131. Defame : LIBEL
132. Shaded walk : ALLEE
133. Town north of Saigon : ANLOC
134. Triangular wooden frame : APOLE
135. Dye for wood or wool : AZINE
136. N, S, E and W : DIRS
137. Not a soul : NOONE
138. ___ up (excited) : KEYED
139. Passover repast : SEDER
1. James ___ Garfield : ABRAM
2. Ball point's ancestor : QUILL
3. Bearish : URSAL
4. Puzzle purpose, possibly : AMUSEMENT
5. Shrine Bowl team : EAST
6. Gounod favorite : AVEMARIA
7. Coveted court cup : DAVIS
8. "I like . . . women who have ___": Wilde : APAST
9. Bad guys' pursuers : POSSE
10. Waste allowance : TRET
11. Chain : CATENA
12. Tremulous : AFRAID
13. Mixt : BLENT
14. Singer Ross : LANNY
15. Caesarean rebuke : ETTU
16. "___ little bit of butter . . . ": Milne : IDOLIKEA
17. "South Sea" discoverer : BALBOA
18. Of an eye part : IRIAN
19. Move edgewise : SIDLE
24. Actress Gwyn : NELL
30. "Eureka!" : OHO
31. "Back Street" author : HURST
32. "___ Is Dream of You" : ALLIDO
38. The last word : OMEGA
39. Hot cross and honey : BUNS
40. "Heads ___, . . . " : IWIN
41. Sadat : ANWAR
42. Pip; lulu : DOOZY
43. Where Kaifeng is : HONAN
45. Declare : ASSERT
46. Churchman: Abbr. : MSGR
47. Patronize a bookie : BET
48. "Applause" actress : BACALL
49. Final notice : OBIT
50. Pitts et al. : ZASUS
51. Queen of Eng.: 1558–1603 : ELIZI
52. Simon's "___ Suite" : PLAZA
54. Tolkien's Frodo, for one : HOBBIT
55. Hubbub : UPROAR
56. Masters, in Mysore : SAHIBS
57. Potatoes, e.g. : TUBERS
64. Behind schedule : LATE
65. Invited : ASKED
66. Collection : ANA
68. Resort in northwest France : DIEPPE
70. Bandage, as a wound : BINDUP
71. Circled : ENGIRT
72. Colliery access : ADIT
73. Some singers, for short : MEZZOS
75. Bend, in shipbuilding : SNY
76. "___ Down My Walking Cane" : HANDME
77. Okay to swallow : EDIBLE
78. Conductor Seiji : OZAWA
79. Mature : RIPEN
80. "My life ___ for his" (Damon's offer) : IPAWN
84. "I am ___ . . . ": Yeats : APOET
85. Small change, in the agora : MINAE
86. Peter, in Palencia : PEDRO
88. Small one: Suffix : ULUS
89. Topgallant : MAST
90. "The world ___ much with us" : ISTOO
93. Mussolini : BENITO
94. Rose lover : ABIE
95. Day, in Dijon : JOUR
96. Gallic agreement : OUI
98. Shroud in obscurities : MYSTICIZE
100. Salad-bowl brighteners : RADISHES
101. Stern or Newton : ISAAC
102. Came clean : ADMITTED
107. An Oxford college : EXETER
108. Bible by a hotel bed : GIDEON
109. Show, as interest : EVINCE
111. Scull : OAR
112. ___ bene : NOTA
113. "Whether it be new ___" : OROLD
114. Salerno's neighbor : EBOLI
115. Word with graph or type : STENO
116. Greeting : HELLO
117. Take potshots at : SNIPE
118. Diplomat : ENVOY
119. "Paul Pry" playwright : POOLE
121. Hot on the subject : RABID
122. Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
123. Aunt of "Oklahoma" : ELLER
125. "Younger ___ Springtime" : THAN
126. Aleutian island : ADAK
127. Greek group in W.W. II : ELAS

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